FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2019
Submissions Open for Upcoming City Hall Art Exhibition
KINGSTON, NY – The City of
Kingston’s Department of Art and Cultural Affairs will be accepting submissions
of artwork for the final 2019 City Hall exhibition titled, Sanctuary.
Local artists and creatives are invited to submit work that explores Kingston’s
standing as a welcoming and inclusive community and visually represents
“sanctuary.” Selected works will be displayed at the
Ground Floor Gallery at City Hall from October through December, with an
opening reception on October 5, 2019.
The concept of the collective Sanctuary
exhibition was developed by Julie Hedrick, one of Kingston’s first Distinguished
Artist designees, who has enlisted local curators Janet Hicks
and Laurie DeChiara to assist in facilitating the exhibition.
"My vision for this exhibition is to
see individual representations of sanctuary bring us together as a
community," said Julie Hedrick. "Whether it’s a home, a preserve, a
walk in the woods, or the safe haven of a welcoming country, human beings seek
it, crave it, need it. Even if it’s as modest as cardboard box on a street
corner, we all need sanctuary. My question for our neighbors is, how do we see
and seek sanctuary?"
Artists of Kingston are
invited to submit a piece of artwork in response to the theme and title, Sanctuary, via the
online application or in-person/by mail to the Department of Art
and Cultural Affairs at City Hall by September 16 at 4:30pm. Applicants
must demonstrate a connection to Kingston to qualify for display.
Submissions should include the following
to be considered:
-Image of the work
-A short bio and contact information
-A brief written response to the prompt
“The final exhibition at City
Hall this year will be an important one. The brainchild of one of our first
Distinguished Artist winners, Sanctuary will be a powerful testament to
community and inclusiveness,” said Adrielle Farr, Director of Art and Cultural
Affairs. “I am so excited to see the submissions we receive for this
Additional information on submission
requirements are available at https://www.kingston-ny.gov/sanctuary.